After an allegedly dead rat was found in a bowl of stew in Cob Park Chowdery on December 27, health officials said Friday that after the incident they had closed the Mamie Taylor restaurant, the nearest restaurant where they cook soup.
The owner of Mamie Taylor & # 39; s Ron Oliver issued a statement about the incident, which refers to the relationship of the restaurant in Chinatown with Crab Park Chowdery.
“It came to our attention that the rat was allegedly found in a stew bought at Crab Park Chowdery, a tenant of the commercial commissioner kitchen located in the basement of our building,” Oliver said. “Although it’s true that Crab Park Chowdery cooks his soups in this commercial kitchen, we have to emphasize that his operations and kitchen are completely separate from those of Mamie Taylor.”
Oliver explained that the commissary is on the ground floor of 251 E Georgia Street restaurant, but Mamie Taylor does not use it for storage or cooking.
It was a commissary leased by Crab Park Chowdery, which did not pass the coastal health inspectorate of Vancouver, but since the premises were part of the restaurant’s common premises, the space was closed.
“In the six years since we opened in this place, we have never had a situation like Mamie Taylor and any other tenant of the commissary kitchen,” says Oliver.
Oliver said that, despite his history of supporting Crab Park Chowdery, "we were also forced to express serious concern to both the staff and the owners of Crab Park Chowdery on issues of organization, food safety and overall cleanliness."
Oliver said that Mamie Taylor would continue working with Vancouver Coastal Health to solve this problem, and another check was scheduled for Saturday morning.